Propers for Certain Feasts and Commemorations

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary–English or English & Español (December 8)

Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12)

Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord (December 24)

The Nativity of Our LordFirst Mass at MidnightEnglish or English & Español (see Note (1) below) (December 25)

The Nativity of Our LordSecond Mass at DawnEnglish or English & Español (see Note (1) below) (December 25)

The Nativity of Our Lord — Third Mass during the DayEnglish or English & Español (see Note (1) below) (December 25)

Saint Stephen, Protomartyr (with Commemoration of Christmas) (December 26)

Addendum: Commemoration of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist (December 27)

Addendum: Commemoration of The Holy Innocents (December 28)

Octave Day of Christmas; the Circumcision–English or English & Espanol (see Note (1) below) (January 1)

The Epiphany of Our Lord (January 6)

Addendum:  Announcement of Easter on the Epiphany of Our Lord (Proclamation of Moveable Feasts Noveritis fratres) (only on January 6, 2017)

Feast of St. Martina, Virgin Martyr (before Septuagesima) *or* Feast of St. Martina, Virgin Martyr (after Septuagesima) (January 30)

The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Candlemas Day (with blessing and procession of candles) (February 2)  (For printing, this document requires two sheets of 8½″ x 11″ paper, double-sided.)

The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Candlemas Day (omitting blessing and procession of candles) (February 2)

Ash Wednesday (Wednesday after Quinquagesima Sunday) (For printing, this document requires two sheets of 8½″ x 11″ paper, double-sided.)

Feast of the Chair of St. Peter (after Septuagesima) *or* Feast of the Chair of St. Peter (before Septuagesima) (February 22)

Feast of St. Joseph (March 19 — see Note (2) below)

The Anniversary of the Coronation (Solemn Installation) of Pope Francis (March 20 — see Note (3) below)

The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (March 25 — see Note (4) below)

Maundy Thursday (Holy Thursday) — Mass of the Lord’s Supper (For printing, this document requires three sheets of 8½″ x 11″ paper, double-sided.)

The Good Friday Office — Mass of the Presanctified (For printing, this document requires five sheets of 8½″ x 11″ paper, double-sided.)

Commemoration of St. George (April 23)

Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist (April 25)

Addendum: Commemoration of The Greater Litanies (April 25) (See Note (6) below)

Saint Joseph the Worker (May 1)

The Ascension of Our Lord (Thursday following the Fifth Sunday after Easter)

The Vigil of Pentecost (Saturday before Pentecost Sunday)

Corpus Christi (Thursday following Trinity Sunday) (See Note (5) below)

Corpus Christi (Thursday, or optionally Sunday, following Trinity Sunday; compact edition)

External Celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday (See Note (5) below)

The Sacred Heart of Jesus (Third Friday after Pentecost Sunday)

The Nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 24)

The Eucharistic Heart of Jesus (Thursday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart)

Saints Peter and Paul (June 29)

The Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ (July 1)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel (July 16)

Addendum: Commemoration of St. Anne (July 26)

The Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ (August 6)

Addendum: Commemoration of St. Laurence (August 10)

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15) (See Note (5) below)

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Alt. version (August 15)

Addendum: Commemoration of St. Joachim (August 16)

The Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 22)

Addendum: Commemoration of St. Bartholomew (August 24) (See Note (6) below.)

Commemoration of St. Giles (September 1)

Addendum: Commemoration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8) (See Note (6) below.)

Addendum: Commemoration of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 15) (See Note (6) below.)

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14)

Addendum: Commemoration of St. Matthew (September 21)

The Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel (September 29)

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary (October 7)

Addendum: Commemoration of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary (October 7) (See Note (6) below.)

Addendum: Commemoration of The Motherhood of the Blessed Virgin Mary (October 11)

Addendum: Commemoration of the Votive Mass for the Propagation of the Faith (penultimate Sunday in October each year)

The Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Last Sunday in October) (6 pages on 1½ sheets; see Note (5) below)

The Kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Alt. version (Last Sunday in October) (4 pages on 1 sheet)

The Feast of All Saints (November 1)

All Souls Day (November 2) (See Note (7) below):

The Dedication of the Archbasilica of the Most Holy Savior in Rome (the Basilica of St. John Lateran) (November 9)

The Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul in Rome (November 18)

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Notes:

(1)  This document is designed to be printed on the larger 8½” x 14″ paper (also known as “legal size” paper), and this is recommended.  However, you can also choose to print this document on the usual 8½” x 11″ paper (also known as “letter size” paper), if you select the printing option in your .PDF software which directs it to “Fit” or “Fit to Page”.

(2)  When March 19 falls on a Sunday, the Feast of St. Joseph is moved to the following day, March 20.  However, if March 19 and 20 both fall during Holy Week, the Feast of St. Joseph is transferred in proximum sequentem diem, to “the nearest following day” that does not take precedence.  Ordinarily this means the Monday following Divine Mercy Sunday (Low Sunday), but in a year in which the Feast of the Annunciation has been transferred to that Monday, then St. Joseph is observed on the following day, Tuesday.

(3)  The observance of the anniversary of Pope Francis’ solemn installation on March 19, 2013, is perpetually moved to March 20 in 2014 and subsequent years (Rubric 363).  When March 20 falls on a Sunday, the anniversary is observed on the following day, March 21.  However, if March 20 and 21 both fall during Holy Week, the anniversary is observed during the week following Divine Mercy Sunday (Low Sunday).

(4)  When March 25 falls on a Sunday, the Feast of the Annunciation is moved to the following day, March 26.  However, if March 25 and 26 both fall during Holy Week, the Feast of the Annunciation is transferred in proximum sequentem diem, to “the nearest following day” that does not take precedence, i.e., the Monday following Divine Mercy Sunday (Low Sunday).

(5)  This six-page document includes a cut half sheet as an insert.  For printing, two sheets of 8½” x 11″ paper, double-sided, are required. See the printing note near the top of the first sheet.

(6)  When a feast falls on a Sunday and the Mass for that Sunday (not the Mass for the feast) is to be offered, it is sometimes required or permitted to commemorate that feast in the Mass for the Sunday by means of additional Collect, Secret and Postcommunion prayers.  This addendum contains those commemorations for the feast indicated.  When finished, the addendum appears on a half sheet of paper, which can be inserted within the regular Propers for the Mass of the Sunday.  Some paper cutting will be necessary; see the printing note near the top of the first page in the addendum file.  For the full Propers for the Mass of the Sunday, see the “Propers for Sundays” page.

(7)  A priest is permitted to offer up to three Masses on All Souls Day.  Whether he offers one, two, or three Masses, the priest is to offer them in the order indicated here, i.e., First, Second and Third.  The ordinals refer to the priest personally, not to the parish or other place.